Agents seize more than 10,000 Ecstasy tablets at Lewiston-Queenston Bridge
Border officers seized more than 10,000 Ecstasy tablets at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge after agents became suspicious of a Canadian woman who said she was going to visit friends in Connecticut.
Additional questioning Wednesday raised the suspicions of officers, and during a secondary inspection, they noticed that the woman's coat seemed unusually bulky. A search of her jacket revealed 11 vacuum-sealed bags of Ecstasy sewn into the inner lining of her jacket, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Officers arrested Claudette Benjamin, 47, of Brampton, Ont., on federal charges.
"This is a significant seizure of a very dangerous drug that was destined for the streets of our country," stated James T. Engleman, director of field operations for the federal agency.
October 30, 2009, 8:36 AM